What is Oxazepam?

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Oxazepam is a benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Insomnia 23 7
Anxious mood 19 9
Difficulty falling asleep 2 2
Generalized anxiety disorder 2 3
Pain 2 0

Show all 31 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 4
Mild 6
None 13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oxazepam

Side effect Patients
Lightheadedness 2
Daytime sleepiness 1
Drowsiness 1
Effective antidepressant 1
Grogginess 1
Hangover effect 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Oxazepam

Dosage Patients
15 mg every 3 months 1
15 mg every 12 weeks 1
10 mg daily 1
15 mg daily 1
5 mg three times daily 1
30 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Oxazepam

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 8
Doctor's advice 7
Side effects too severe 7
Other 4
Change in health plan coverage 2
Course of treatment ended 2
Personal research 2
See all 22 patients who've stopped taking Oxazepam

Duration

Currently taking Oxazepam

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Oxazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 15
Usually 7
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 21
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 12
Not specified 13

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Oxazepam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 1
Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) 1
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) 1
Zolpidem (Ambien) 1

Patients stopped taking Oxazepam and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Buspirone (BuSpar) 1
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4 patient evaluations for Oxazepam

Jun 27, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for anxiety and frustration)
  • Side effects
    Mild (increased need for sleep)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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Feb 16, 2011 (Started Feb 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 14, 2010 (Started May 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for unable to fall asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stopping as it maybe causing me to sleep more than needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 23, 2009 (Started May 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleeplessness)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Generally helps to lower my nighttime anxiety - though there are times that I will take an extra tablet if things have been really stressful.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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